Mission of the Fraternal Order of Police
The FOP exists to strive for betterment of the law enforcement profession for the individual officer and the collective membership. By improving working conditions, wages, and benefits, and by monitoring and proposing effective legislation, the FOP provides a service and benefit to the law enforcement profession and the public to which it serves. FOP members across our nation believe in our national motto: "Jus Fidus Libertatum" which translates to "Law is the Safeguard of Freedom".
History of the Fraternal Order of Police
The Fraternal Order of Police has a long tradition of serving the professional law enforcement officer. Founded in 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Fraternal Order of Police has evolved into over 2200 local lodges proudly representing over 325,000 officers nationwide.
The FOP Texas State Lodge was established on September 25, 1985, after three local lodges had been formed in the West Texas area. Today, FOP lodges exist from the high plains of the Texas Panhandle to the shores of the Gulf Coast - from the mountains of far West Texas to the piney woods of East Texas. Officers from federal, state, county, and municipal agencies are represented and, as we say in Texas, are "Proud to be FOP!"